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Meet The Swans

Last week marked one year since we launched the new look of Simply Charming Socials. Happy 1st Swaniversary to us! I spent a several months working on the re-brand, thoughtfully choosing the overall mood and aesthetic and carefully selecting specific fonts, colors, and finally, our swan icon.

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We’re Hiring: Styling + Editorial Intern

Simply Charming Socials is an event planning and design company based in Atlanta, GA. We are seeking an intern to assist in all aspects of styled and editorial photo shoots, from in-studio production to on-set assistance. 

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Wedding Website How-To’s

At the beginning of the planning process with our clients, we start by sending a Getting Started email, giving them a list of where to begin. One of our favorite tasks to tackle is the wedding website. It can seem daunting for couples and we find that there are so many assumptions made on how it should be done. We’re going to do a little wedding website myth-busting and offer you some tips on how to make this a smooth and fun process:

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Engagement Rings: Gem Shapes + Cuts

Holiday engagements are coming to light all over social media and we are loving all of the ring shots, but it’s not the size of the rock we’re looking at, it’s the cut of the stone. Just like a girl’s cocktail of choice and her go-to nail color can tell a lot about her, so can the shape of the gem on her engagement ring. From classic round to posh pear, here is the run-down of the most popular gem and diamond shapes, all with beautiful examples from our friends at brilliant. We want to hear from you: what shape is your stone?

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She Is Love: A Bridal Session from Flourish

In October 2015, Simply Charming Socials and a team of some of our favorite creatives and wedding vendors were led by Sawyer Baird in hosting a workshop called Flourish. We spent three days in the North Georgia Mountains designing, collaborating, and teaching a group of talented photographers from across the country and Canada.

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Fave Bubbly Moments

In honor of champagne’s favorite holiday, New Year’s Eve, we’ve rounded up our best bubbly bits from Simply Charming Socials weddings and events. Pop that cork and take a sip for us. Happy New Year friends! May the champs flow and the hangovers be light.

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2015 Best Nine

2015 has been an epic year for Simply Charming Socials and owner Kristine Cholakian Cooke, so our #2015bestnine is just a snippet of our favorite moments. From some of the best weddings we’ve ever planned to new endeavors and immeasurable moments of joy to Kristine’s engagement and wedding, it’s been one for the record books. We present to you, our best nine, along with some additional highlights of 2015.

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10 Tips for Wedding Pinterest Board

Pinterest can be one of the best tools for planning and designing a beautiful wedding, but it can sometimes feel like an overwhelming abyss rather than a useful resource. Whether working with self-proclaimed Pinterest pros or helping clients dive in for the first time, we have provided tips for our brides, no matter their level of pin-confidence. Here are our Top 10 Tips for Perfecting your Wedding Pinterest Board:

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Inspired: Rose Quartz

It’s no secret we’re smitten on pink, so when the Pantone Colors of the Year (yes two) were announced, we had to dote on Rose Quartz first. From blush to bashful, this hue can be interpreted and imagined in so many ways and we cannot wait to see how our brides incorporate rose quartz into their weddings in 2016.

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Love Letter to Wedding Vendors

Hello friends!

As 2015 is coming to a close and the holidays and engagement season are upon us, I wanted to reach out to you to say thank you for a fantastic year. This year brought a lot to celebrate and we love celebrations.

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Bridal Bag Essentials

On your wedding day, the last thing you want to do is keep track of small items, but there are a few essentials that you’ll want to keep close and a small clutch is the perfect place. As a sweet surprise, my future sister-in-law lent me the bag she carried on her wedding day, which happened to be her mother’s wedding purse as well. I plan to hold this heirloom close on my big day, and I will fill it with just the necessities. Here are my Bridal Bag Essentials:

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